The type of game I want to play is small unit (a platoon max) skirmish game. I have some Australians and VC from Eureka miniatures, but haven't painted them up... mainly because I am not able to find a green colour that works for the Australian uniforms.
As the project was put on the back burner I didn't do much more about setting up a Vietnam war game.
Ambush Alley Games did release a Vietnam set of rules... I provided information to the author and didn't even get a thanks in the credits (I was told I would), plus the rules don't really do what I want for a skirmish game... they are more a unit game as opposed to an individual soldier game. I will use the rules for the charts and campaign system though.
Since then Eureka has released some SAS figures, but no NVA or additional VC figures, which is what I would need more of for a game.
What I really want though is a LRRP (Long Range Recon Patrol) or SOG (Originally Special Operations Group, but they thought this would give the game away, so changed the name to ..... Studies and Observations Group. Go figure).
An SAS, SEAL or Marine Recon game would fit the bill as well, although the SAS were not really used in the way I want to play my games.
Basically a small elite unit that can use regular troops as back up when needed.
Last year I noticed the Ebob Miniatures was releasing a set of minis and rules for a Vietnam Wargame. After contacting Ebob for more information I was told it should be released soon.
|Ebob LRRP figure|
Ebob has posted photos on their Vietnam site, but still nothing is for sale! But they do continue to post the occasional update - they now have greens for SAS figures on the web site.
|Ebob SAS figure|
I am very keen to get the rules and some figures to kick start a Vietnam wargame, but I might have to paint up my Eureka figures and go with them if they take much longer. Not that I have a problem with the Eureka miniatures... I just wish they did more figures for the range.
TAG miniatures have a Vietnam war range, I might use the VC/NVA figures.
Eureka Miniatures Vietnam war figures
If Ebob takes much longer to release the rules I might convert a new set of rules I purchased that have a lot of potential: Victory Decision
EDIT - if anyone can suggest a Vallejo colour I can use to paint up faded olive uniforms for my Australians please let me know.